Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Discovery Centre at Rye Harbour

On Monday 8th April, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new Rye Harbour Discovery Centre.

As Sussex Wildlife Trust trustees, members of the Discovery Centre Appeal Board, Baxall Construction and Friends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve looked on, Tor Lawrence, CEO of Sussex Wildlife Trust, stepped forward to ‘break ground’ on the Lime Kiln Cottage site where the award-winning Baxall Construction team is building the Discovery Centre.

The Discovery Centre is a joint project between Sussex Wildlife Trust and the Friends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. It will transform people’s engagement in, and conservation of, the special natural environment and wider heritage of the nature reserve and will be a fantastic resource for thousands of visitors. 

Tor Lawrence said, “After such a great team effort by so many people to make this project a reality, it’s fantastic to see the Discovery Centre under construction. We would like to thank everyone who is supporting it. It will make the reserve a more welcoming place for everyone, all year round.”